[EM] Real-world examples of chicken dilemma?

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at lavabit.com
Thu Feb 16 22:51:10 PST 2012

On 02/15/2012 08:46 PM, Jameson Quinn wrote:
> As I've said before, I'm writing a paper on SODA and the chicken
> dilemma. I'd appreciate any real-world examples of the dilemma.
> Obviously, since a true chicken dilemma is not possible with either
> plurality, runoffs, or IRV, I'm looking for cases that arguably would
> have been a chicken dilemma under approval. That means that the two
> "vote splitting" factions would almost certainly have clearly preferred
> each other to the opposing faction, but there was still enough bad blood
> and a close enough balance that they could easily have failed to
> cooperate. I'd say HI-01-2010 qualifies as a good example; US-Pres-2000
> doesn't, because many of the Nader voters affirmed that they would not
> have voted for Gore, and anyway, Gore won both the popular vote and the
> most self-consistent counts of Florida.

Wouldn't the Burr dilemma count? That *was* Approval. Granted, it was 
used to elect more than one candidate, but you could argue the property 
would remain in a singlewinner context.

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